William (Bill) Mryglod
William (Bill) Mryglod, Weyburn, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2006 at the age of 83 years. William was born on January 28, 1922 at Weyburn. Bill was predeceased by his parents: Alex and Annie Mryglod; his two brothers: Joe and Mike Mryglod; and his nephew: Glenn Mryglod. Bill is survived by his wife: Florence of Weyburn; his children: Patty Mryglod, Weyburn; Cheryl (Ted) Mahoney, Weyburn, Laura (Rod) Nieviadomy, Weyburn; Garth (Donna) Mryglod, Carlyle, and Kevin (Sandra) Mryglod, Weyburn; 15 grandchildren: Keelan and James Gallagher, Kristin (Tyson) Balog and their son, Sutter; Teddy Paul and Katy Anne Mahoney, Nathan and Kaley Nieviadomy; Kenna, Alica, Robin and Joel Mryglod, Travis, Brad, Tyler and Kyle Mryglod; a special niece, Marilyn (John) Lewington, Cambridge, ON; as well as several other nieces and nephews. Bill and his father started a transport and scrap metal business in the early 1940's as part of the war effort. He met and married Florence Kennedy in 1949. The two of them raised three girls and two boys. Bill and his brother, Joe, owned and operated the Royal Hotel in Weyburn from the 1950's through the 1970's. Bill acquired property over the years, including farm land, in the Weyburn area. Work was his passion - he loved to close a good deal. He also enjoyed fishing trips and Sunday dinners with his family. The Service of Remembrance was held on Tuesday, January 24, at 2:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran Officiating. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Following the service, the immediate family gathered for the interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Bill to the Lung Association of Saskatchewan. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, (848-0333). If so desired, expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com "Our family serving your family"
Rosalie (Rose) McCombs late of Weyburn passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at the age of 95 years. Rose was predeceased by her father and mother, Anton and Anna Andrews; first husband, Frank Kot (1972); second husband, Bruce McCombs (1984); step son, Ernie Kot (2005); six sisters, Sophie Andray, Magdelina Andrews (her twin), Mary Patrick, Julia Patrick, Nell Bohn, and Vi Foote; five brothers, Casey, Steven, August (Gus), Michael and Joe Andrews. She is survived by her sister, Victoria (Neil) Wallace of Weyburn, and step daughter, Myrtle (John) Kwochka of Griffin as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rose was an excellent cook, loved to crochet and did lovely bead work. She will be missed by all who knew her. By request of Rose no funeral service will be held. Interment to take place at a later date in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends so wishing donations may be made in memorial of Rose to the Weyburn General Hospital, Weyburn. Arrangements entrusted to Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home, Weyburn. 842-6602.
F. Michael Badham
F. Michael Badham, beloved husband, father, brother, son, and friend passed away suddenly on January 23, 2006 outside of Regina, at the age of 64 years. Predeceased by his father Arch Deacon F.E.R. Badham (1973). Mike is survived by his wife Marjorie; two daughters: Leslie Badham (Scott Beck), Saskatoon, and Marnie Badham, Regina. Mike is also survived by his mother Joyce Badham, Weyburn, one brother, John (Dorothy) Badham, Peterbourough, ON; two sisters, Bev (Neill) Armitage, Saltspring Island, BC, and Margaret (Eldon) Strawford, Weyburn, sister-in-law Colleen (Roy) Gordon, Regina, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mike was born in Whitewood, in 1941 and grew up in Weyburn. A Celebration of Life was held in the Convention Hall, Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts, 200A Lakeshore Drive, Regina, on Friday, January 27, at 2:00 p.m. with Hewitt Helmsing officiating. Cremation with interment will be a private family ceremony at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations are made to a charity of your choice in the name of Mike Badham. Mike will be greatly missed by his family, his colleagues and many good friends. Mike concluded a 31 year career as an educator, half as a principal and vice principal in Regina high schools. A former teacher of mathematics, his academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (University of Regina), Bachelor of Education (University of Saskatchewan) and Master of Education (Wayne State University, Detroit, USA). Mike was also active in his professional organization, serving as President of the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation and Board of the Canadian Teachers Federation. He represented them at international conferences in Berlin, Washington and Togo, West Africa. Mike was elected to Regina City Council in 1991 and was currently serving his 5th term representing the residents of Ward 1. He has been a member of most council committees including the Board of Police Commissioners, Finance and Administration Committee and Pension Administrative Boards. Mike served as President on the Executive of the Canadian Association of Police Boards and was the immediate Past President of Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association. He was also Caucus Chair: Prairie and Territories on the Executive Committee of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and has been an FCM advisor to local government organizations in Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Namibia and Mozambique. He also led a delegation to Regina's sister city, Jinan, China and hosted many visiting delegations from China and other countries. His community involvement included: Director on the Wascana Centre Authority Board, Director on the Saskatchewan Police Commission, Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Regina General Hospital; provincial President and National Executive member of the Canadian Red Cross, Director for the Mackenzie Infant Care Centre; as well as many other community boards and commissions, locally, provincially, and nationally. Mike has been recognized with Honorary Life Memberships in the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation, Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Association of Police Boards, Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association. For outstanding community service, he was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Medal, the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, the Government of Canada 125 Anniversary Medal and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities International Volunteer Contribution Work Award. Mike was also an honorary faculty member of the Educational Institute of Jilin, for his work with principals in Chanchung and in Regina. Family and friends are invited to sign a book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850.
Lawrence Wagner was born November 20, 1916 at Pangman. He was the third of five children, the oldest was his half-brother, Phillip and sister Lena, then Lawrence followed by two sisters, Anne and Betty. Lawrence was predeceased by his parents, Anton and Barbara Wagner; his sister, Lena Hollerback, brother-in-law, John Hollerback; brother, Phillip Wagner; sister, Betty Wagner; brother-in-law, Louis Colbow and niece, Julienne Janz. Lawrence lived on the family farm most of his life. He attended school at Khedive then returned to farming, living on the family farm until moving into the Deep South Personal Care Home. Lawrence never married. He was a born farmer and took his vocation very seriously. He grew grain and raised livestock all the years on the farm. Every animal on the farm had a name, probably based on its disposition or some other characteristic. Throughout his life he delivered cream, milk and eggs to his many customers in Pangman who eagerly awaited his arrival usually on a Saturday evening. In the early years, the delivery was done with a horse and cart. In the later years, he finally bought a car which speeded up the delivery process and he expanded his deliveries to a few customers at Weyburn. Life became a lot more manageable after they built the new house in the early 60's. Lawrence loved baseball and hockey. In the early 50's the family used to go to the farm on many Sundays and after the chickens were butchered and cleaned for dinner, they always had to have a game of ball. When he got older, his baseball and hockey were restricted to watching the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Blue Jays and Saskatchewan Roughriders on television, spending many hours right up until his passing watching sports. Lawrence had a brief stint in the army shortly before World War II ended. There was one thing that Lawrence was extremely proud of, and that was the Family Farm Heritage Award which was given by the Province of Saskatchewan to honor a family farm which had been continuously operated by members of the same family since 1905. The award was given in 1980. He also had an aerial picture taken of the farm, of which he was equally proud. Lawrence loved to play cards and tell stories. Lawrence moved from the farm to the Deep South Personal Care Home in 1998, but he missed his life on the farm and his close neighbors, the Kaufmanns. While in the Care Home, Lawrence made many close friends, especially one, Agnes Madigan, who accompanied him on a few sight seeing tours around the countryside. It has been said that the staff of the Care Home were all very special friends, who at one time or another, swapped a good joke or story. Lawrence will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Prayers were said Sunday, January 22, at 7:00 p.m. from Holy Angel's Roman Catholic Church, Pangman. The funeral mass was held Monday, January 23 at 10:30 a.m. from Holy Angel's Roman Catholic Church, Pangman with Father Francis "Prince" Kurisinkal Celebrant. Interment followed in Pangman Cemetery. Donations may be made in memory of Lawrence to the Deep South Personal Care Home, Pangman, Sask. or to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn and Radville, (842-5432 & 869-2566)
Harold Jacob Neiszner
Harold Jacob Neiszner only son born to Joseph and Barbara (Fisher) Neiszner on May 17, 1933, in Weyburn,passed away peacefully on January 24, 2006 in Tatagwa View Care Center. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Barbara Neiszner; step-mother Helen Neiszner (Kot); two brothers-in-law Ramon Callan and Pete Borshowa and father-in-law Alvin Blakley. He will be remembered by his wife and dance partner of 50 years, Joan (nee Blakley); children: Cathy Jo (Leo) Peters, Lethbridge, AB and children Steven and Allen; Stuart (Wendy) Neiszner, Weyburn, and children Jennifer (fiancÚ Greg Wilson), Gatineau, Quebec and Amanda; Gloria Nelson-Chambers (Brent), Lethbridge, AB and children Blake and Claire; sisters Elsie Callan, Weyburn, Anne Borshowa, and Gladys (Doug) Welland, Olds, AB; mother- in-law Elva Blakley; his aunt Alice Neiszner, Weyburn and numerous nieces and nephews. Harold was born in the old Weyburn General Hospital and came home to the homestead quarter SE10-8-15W2, where he lived until his illness forced him into a care home in 1996. He attended Prospect School 1/2 mile from home until he left school to farm with his dad. In 1954 he met Joan Blakley at a dance at Club 13. They were married October 7, 1955 in Weyburn and took over the family farm where they raised their family of three: Cathy Jo (1957), Stuart (1961) and Gloria (1968). Harold often worked off the farm in the winter as a carpenter, electrician or handy-man. He enjoyed dancing (square, round, old-tyme and social), playing cards, bowling, curling, camping and snowmobiling. He was an active member of the Weyburn Agricultural Society, a 25 year committee member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and held many offices with the Weyburn Twirlers. Harold had a lifelong love of animals, especially horses and he was able to share this love and fun with his children and grandchildren. At one time he enjoyed raising and showing part Arabian horses. Music played a big part in Harold's life, even when he was confined to a wheel chair and during his last days, he would still keep perfect time to the rhythm by tapping his feet. The people who shared their music at Souris Valley are so very special. A Service of Remembrance was held Friday, January 27, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. The pallbearers were Gordon James, Pete Wodzinski, Don Neiszner, Gerry Culham, Ron Metheral and Gordon Ledingham. The honorary pallbearers were Marshall and Anne Culham, Linda James, Vera Wodzinski, Pete Gaab and May Wright. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Harold to: Wheatland Seniors Center, Grace United Church or Weyburn Agricultural Society Grandstand Fund. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, (848-0333). If so desired, expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com. "Our Family Serving Your Family"
Wendy Irene Truscott (nee: Brown) 1953 - 2006
Wendy passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2006 at her home in Fort MacLeod, AB at the age of 52. She is survived by her three children: Michelle (Jody Noonan), Michael (Holly Adamiak) and Sean (Debbie Doell); her father: William (Irene) Brown; three sisters: Linda (Ted) Wells-Brown, Christine Deitner and Joyce (Jim) MacDonald; and her brother: Wayne (Ann) Brown; her two step-grandchildren: Coady and Ashley Doell; ten nieces and nephews: Jason (Gayle), Jamie (Jessie), Scott, Kristie (Jason), Shannon, Bradley, Wayne Jr. (Lindsay), Lynette (Waylon), Nathan and Jeremy; and her friend and her ex-husband, Gary Truscott. Wendy was predeceased by her mother, Irene Christina Brown; and her brother-in-law, Wayne Deitner. Wendy was born in Swan River, MB on September 14, 1953. She worked at the Foothills Detox Centre in Fort MacLeod where she had made a home for herself. The hobbies that she loved were painting, drawing, collecting antiques, her cats (Mama Kitty and Ructus) and spending plenty of time outdoors with her friends and family. Wendy's children were her life. Wendy was a very spiritual person who loved everybody that came into her life. Whenever Wendy entered a room, her presence was always known by her everlasting smile and her unique laugh. She was always thought of as a mother to all of her children's friends because of her caring nature and acceptance of who they were as a person. Wendy leaves behind many loving family members, friends and co-workers whom she dearly loved. The family would like to express many heartfelt thanks to everybody who showed us unending compassion, care and understanding during this time of grief. The services to celebrate the life of such a wonderful and caring woman were held at Eden's Funeral Home, Fort MacLeod, AB on Thursday, January 26, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Noel Wygiera Officiating and at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Midale, on Saturday, January 28, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Donna Smalley Officiating. The active pallbearers were Jason Brown, Jamie MacDonald, Scott MacDonald, Bradley Brown, Wayne Deitner Jr. and Jason Burback. Following the Service in Midale, Wendy will be laid to rest beside her mother at Westphalia Cemetery, Midale. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Tributes in memory of Wendy may be made to the MS Society or to the Kidney Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, (848-0333). If so desired, expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com "Our family serving your family"
Ruth Anna Tallon (Obst) passed away quietly on January 23, 2006 at Crocus Villa in Weyburn at the age of 92 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Louise and Gus Obst; her husband, Cyrill John Tallon; one sister, Ruby; and two brothers, Edwin and Ernest; and a brother-in-law, Ed Vallieries Ruth leaves to mourn two sisters, Adella Vallieries of Abbottsford, BC and Eleanor Charlton of White Rock, BC; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Obst of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth Anna Obst was born at Glenavon on June 11, 1913. She lived at home and went to school in various places, namely, Yellow Grass, McTaggart and lastly, Schneider School near Talmage. She worked for different neighbors in the district and away from home when World War II broke out. She met Cyrill Tallon who was serving in the Canadian Army. They were married in Langruth, MB on December 20, 1941. While he was in the army, they moved around a lot. After his discharge they made their home in Lloydminster, AB. He passed away after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage while driving a company truck. Ruth moved to Weyburn and lived in various places. She moved into the nursing home in Yellow Grass until it closed and then she was transferred to Crocus Villa in Weyburn until her passing on January 23, 2006. Ruth will be missed by friends and relatives and she has our Blessing. The funeral service for Ruth was held on Saturday, January 28, at 11:00 a.m. from RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson Officiating. Attending nieces and nephews were the Active Pallbearers. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ruth may be made to Crocus Villa, Weyburn. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, (848-0333). If so desired, expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com "Our family serving your family"
Margaret Mary Bourassa
Margaret Mary Bourassa, late of Weyburn, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at the age of 89 years.Margaret was predeceased by her parents: Prosper and Elvira DeBruyne; her husband: Gustave; son: Dennis; granddaughter: Janet Bourassa; grandson: Lonny Stremick; five brothers; one sister; two brothers-in-law; and two sisters-in-law. She is survived by her three children: Lawrence (Gladys) Bourassa, Weyburn, Art Bourassa, Nanaimo, B.C. and Elaine (Jerry) Stremick, Kendal; her grandchildren: Randy, Debbie, Patti, Darcy, Brian, Lisa, Lori, Steven; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; two sisters: Susan Hayward, Assiniboia and Medeline Charmont, Nordec, AB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and special friend, Geri Nelson, Weyburn. The Prayer Service For Margaret Bourassa was held on Sunday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche presiding. The Funeral Mass followed on Monday, January 30 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche Celebrant. All in Attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were Grant Shewchuk, Lisa Shewchuk, Lori Losier, Shannon Loucks, Steven Stremick and Ed Bourassa. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends so wishing, donations in memory of Margaret may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn (848-0333). If so desired, expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com "Our family serving your family"
Marcel Francis Tremblay
Marcel Francis Tremblay, late of Weyburn passed away on Monday, January 30, 2006 at the age of 66 years. Marcel was predeceased by his father: Lawrence; his brother: George; and his sister: Jeanne. Marcel will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years: Anita (nee: Weinmaster) of Weyburn; sons: Roger of Saskatoon, Jeffrey of Edmonton, AB and Brent (Roberta) of Lake Stevens, WA; his mother and step-father: Nora and Roland Mongeon; nine grandchildren; brothers: Edgar of Vernon, BC, Victor of Weyburn and Maurice of Edmonton, AB; his sister: Joan of Dunseith, ND; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. In honor of Marcel's request a Closed Family Graveside Service was held on Thursday, February 2, at 2:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery with Rev. John Ferrier Officiating. Interment followed at the Columbarium, Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends so wishing, donations in memory of Marcel may be made to the Provincial Hematology Stem Cell Transplant Program, 20 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 4H4. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn (848-0333). If so desired, expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com "Our family serving your family"
Maurice Edwin Greer
Bud (Maurice Edwin) Greer passed away peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital on January 26, 2006 with his family by his side. Bud was born on June 27, 1932. He was predeceased by his parents Ted and Irma and two infant sisters. Bud is survived by his wife Katie and his children: Jim (Marianne) Greer, Sheila (Larry) Eskdale, Darlene (Joe) Nast, Rena (Don) Mazer, Ken (Karen) Greer and Catherine (Luther) Poier; 19 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Bud leaves to mourn his brothers: Fr. Ken Greer, Wes (Kay) Greer, Gerry (Wyn) Greer; sisters: Eileen Barber and Sharon Greer, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bud devoted his life to farming in the Ceylon area. In 1991 the couple moved to Weyburn and in 2001 relocated to Saskatoon. A celebration of Bud's life was held on Friday, February 3 at 2 p.m. at Park Funeral Home, Saskatoon. Bud's ashes will be buried at Ceylon Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer's Society.